The European Commission has opened an in-depth State aid investigation into the UK’s controlled foreign company (CFC) tax laws applicable to multinationals, specifically, the CFC rules’ group financing exception. The group financing exception to the CFC rules, added in 2013, is applicable to multinationals . . .
The OECD on October 25 released public comments from 52 individuals and groups on the design of new international tax rules for digital firms. The comments aim to help an OECD task force prepare an interim report on the issue, to be presented to G20 finance ministers in April 2018. It is widely acknowledged that the current . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne, an MNE Tax contributing editor, discusses a meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, held in Geneva 17– 20 October, where new committee co-chairs were elected and subcommittee assignments were set, including assignments for a new subcommittee on the digitization of the economy . . .
Twenty countries have tax laws considered harmful preferential regimes, facilitating tax avoidance by multinationals and reducing the tax base of other countries, an OECD report released Monday revealed. The review, conducted by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP), assessed countries’ tax laws against . . . .
As expected, the ECOFIN Council today approved a directive establishing a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between EU member states. The new directive on tax dispute resolution follows an agreement reached by EU nations on May 23. It was approved without discussion. Member states will have until June . . .
The OECD has today published peer review reports that critique the tax treaty dispute resolution process of six countries: United States, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The peer review was conducted by the “Inclusive Framework on BEPS,” comprised of over 100 countries that have pledged to . . .